Friday 24 November 2023


24 Nov 2023

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam





‘The Albanese government has granted 860 Palestinians trapped in Gaza with temporary visas since the outbreak of Israel's war against Hamas on October 7.

According to a report from the ABC, the cohort have been issued with visitor visas which would allow them to remain in the country for between three and 12 months.’ Sky News

‘India’s government has long accused Canada of a lax attitude towards those who want to establish a Sikh state, known as Khalistan, in northern India. Canadian Khalistanis blew up an Indian airliner in 1985.’ The Economist

The family's wish to stay in Australia has been supported by some members of the Biloela community as well as refugee and asylum seeker advocates. Anthony Albanese , Prime Minister of Australia has supported granting permanent residency to the family, stating "These people should be settled here in Australia. It won't undermine the government's migration policies. It will simply say that this is a government that is prepared to listen to what the community are saying and saying so strongly"’ Wikipedia


All of the above confirm a common motive in recruiting refugees from war-affected rebel communities. The message to these communities is ‘stay within your own rebel communities, under your de facto government. This is fair on the basis of belief, which confirms a fundamental right to self-govern.

But it also alienates law-abiding citizens from these communities . Recognising multi cultures within the same community is a big challenge for mainstream citizens.

During the early periods, refugee-migrants generously support their own communities in their motherlands. But with time, those in motherlands takeover power and alienate the members of the diaspora and there is conflict between the two groups. This was confirmed in Canada, where I was once asked by a florist to speak in Tamil!

Eventually, they takeover Political leadership of their respective communities and marginalise those who abide by the official law.  The system of law practised by us confirms our common path. The closer it is to global laws, the stronger the binding power of the community.


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